This DMX interface is used to easily control effect devices with a DMX-512 input with a PFE Advanced receiver and to integrate these devices in the system. Typical applications are the control of smoke machines and flame projectors.
It is required that the receiver is equipped with the Terminal function. This enables the user to program several firing cues to each output and to determine the duration how long the outputs should be active.
The interface comes with a safety input and five control inputs and is powered from the receiver. In general the safety input is used for the power supply. As soon as voltage is present on the safety input a DMX signal is being generated with DMX channel 1 on 100%. The inputs 1-5 are translated to the DMX channels 2-6 (0% or 100%).
Even though DMX is considered to be an unsafe protocol (no checksums or other safety measures are implemented) the usage of this interface is rather safe, because the DMX signal is only generated if the interface is powered from the receiver’s output.